March 18th, 2015
The following information is provided by the Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2015. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick's Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 17, 1762, New York held its first St. Patrick's Day parade.
On this date:
In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
In 1861, Victor Emmanuel II was proclaimed the first king of a united Italy.
The sky was falling
About 2,000 snow geese fell from the sky over Idaho Friday, Avian cholera being investigated as the culprit.
According to news reports, the birds were migrating to nesting grounds in Alaska.
Wild life employees said about 20 bald eagles also were seen near the scene of the dead geese but it is unclear if the eagles could be infected due to the lengthy incubation period.
Millionaire Robert Durst arrested for murder
With some sunshine over the last couple of days, there should be some baseball and softball played this week, although itâ€™s Spring Break.
Thereâ€™s going to be a lot of baseball around here this week, thanks to the Eastern Oklahoma Shootout that will take place Wednesday through Friday at multiple locations in LeFlore County.
Here's the complete weekâ€™s schedule, including next Mondayâ€™s games:
Muldrow at Poteau, 1 p.m.
Keota at Pocola, 4:30 p.m.
Looking back at the top headlines in the Poteau News and Sun Thursday, June 24, 1982:
Top PRCA cowboys enter rodeo
Five of the top 10 PRCA bull riders were scheduled to compete in the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Frontier PRCA Rodeo. Chamber President during the time was Neville Brehm.
Cooper returns as court clerk
District Judge Pat Pate ruled Betty Cooper could return to her position as county clerk since she didn't effectively or validly resign her elected position. Two of the County Commissioners at the time were Charles Cox, Jack Craig.
Campus Insiders presents "68 In :60 Driven by John Deere." In 60 seconds, our Jordan Cornette reveals how the Sooners will do in this year's NCAA Tournament.
One person swam to safety today after their truck was swept from the crossing of Sugarloaf Creek near Monroe. The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident earlier.
LeFlore County Emergency Management posted a flood warning from the National Weather Service in Tulsa about the area.
Forecast flooding has increased from minor to moderate severity.
A flood warning continues for the Poteau River near Panama into late Sunday night. The river flooding is forecasted to continue rising to near 33.1 feet this evening and will fall below flood level late Sunday.
The following is an emergency alert from the National Weather Service:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK 208 PM CDT FRI MAR 13 2015 ...The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Oklahoma... Poteau River near Panama affecting Le Flore County.